Walking with the Spirit of God

Tuesday of the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time
November 20, 2018

Today’s Readings:

Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22
Ps 15:2-5 (with Rev. 3:21)
Luke 19:1-10
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112018.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/18_11_20.mp3

 

‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
then I will enter his house and dine with him,
and he with me.
I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne,
as I myself first won the victory
and sit with my Father on his throne.

“‘Whoever has ears ought to hear
what the Spirit says to the churches.’

 

Today’s readings draw a clear line between Worldly life and spiritual life. The Worldly life brings eternal death to our soul and to our day today life but spiritual life brings eternal life to our soul and to our day today life.

Jesus who has won the Victory over the Sin has given us the light of the Gospel to accept in our life in faith and obedience. We come across the Body of Christ knocking at the door of our heart through various people, circumstances, promptings, Scriptures, Words of Wisdom so on to change our life according to the Gospel. This process of change of our attitude is called repentance. When we change our self-attitude and accept the Beatitudes of Jesus in faith, the light of the Gospel starts shining through us in the form of the God’s love the Holy spirit. Holy spirit is the evidence or proof of God’s presence in our life. This includes all the Gifts, Fruits, Charisms in action which is called Church the Body of Christ. The Holy spirit leads us to the journey of perfection but does not force us to perfection. This journey with the Holy spirit is called life in the Spirit.

If our actions are contrary or partial to the actions of the Holy spirit then we invite one more Spirit of evil in our lives. This life is called lukewarm Christian life. The Spirit of God vomits out these kinds of Souls from his sacred heart because the spirit of God is Holy, humble and meek in nature and can not compromise with the Spirit of Sin.

Most of the Christians in the Earlier Churches were of these kinds and in the Book of Revelation God speaks to his people to repent and change their life and be united to him body mind and soul. This is the reason Jesus formed the Holy Eucharist to get united with him physically, mentally and spiritually. If any part of our life is not with Jesus, then this union cause great pain to the Spirit of God.

Repentance or change in our attitude is not a process of thinking but is a faith in action. The Gospel says Zacchaeus the Corrupt tax collector changed his attitude of corruption and became generous by paying back with interest what he had acquired in unjust way. This does not apply only for a person who is counting his last breath and want to repent for his Sins, but these souls must walk with the spirit of God in the place of purification the Purgatory. God’s mercy is beyond measure and he want every single soul of this World to be saved and be enthroned with him in eternal glory in Heaven and even on this Earth.  Thus, Spiritual life is a journey from self-attitude through the beatitudes of Jesus to the final destiny of perfection. We are the Contemporary Church of today and the spirit of God cries out to us to open the door of our attitude and receive the light of the Gospel the Holy spirit.

 

 

 

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